|Manufacturer||United Australian Automobile Industries|
|Also called||Geo Prizm
|Assembly||Dandenong, Victoria, Australia|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan
|Engine||1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.8 L I4
|Predecessor||Holden LC Astra|
|Successor||Holden TR Astra|
The Holden Nova is a compact car that was produced by the GM-Holden-Toyota alliance, known as United Australian Automobile Industries (UAAI) in Australia between August 1989 and 1996. The alliance, and therefore the car, was a result of the failed Button car plan which attempted to rationalise the Australian car manufacturing industry. The Nova was sold and marketed under the Holden nameplate, although it was a badge engineered version of the Toyota Corolla, receiving minor stylistic changes. The Nova was sold only as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback.
First generation (LE, LF; 1989–1994)
The LE and LF series, based on the Corolla E90 were sold between 1989 and 1994. The LE was offered with Toyota's 1.4 litre 60-kilowatt (80 hp) engine (hatchback only) and 1.6 litre 67-kilowatt (90 hp) engine, in Holden's traditional SL (hatchback only), SLX and SLE trims. The LF Nova, available from October 1991, added fuel injection to the 1.6 litre unit, now rated at 75 kilowatts (101 hp). The SLE hatchback was replaced by a GS model, although SLE continued as a trim on the sedan, then in October 1992, a fuel-injected 1.8 litre 85-kilowatt (114 hp) engine was offered for the GS hatchback. The 1.4 litre option and the SLEs were unavailable from 1993.
Second generation (LG; 1994–1996)
The LG Nova was sold between 1994 and 1996, although a smaller range was offered. The SLX trim level was equipped with a 1.6 litre 78-kilowatt (105 hp) engine, while the GS trim level denoted the fitment of the 1.8 litre engine. Four-door sedan and five-door hatchback options were offered for both levels, and all engines featured fuel injection.
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